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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Utility Undergrounding Work to Impact Correas Street

UPDATE 10/11/17: Temporary closure of Correas St. is postponed due to discovery of an unmarked sewer line. Work has ceased while the City makes necessary changes to the project designs to reflect the presence of this sewer line. New schedule forthcoming.



UPDATED 10/11/17: When the initial work on this project got underway last week, the contractor encountered an unmarked sewer line -  which is a significant issue. It required the work to be postponed while the City makes necessary changes to the designs to reflect the presence of this sewer line. The City is hoping to quickly complete the revised drawings and have the contractor resume work next week. Once that work starts up again, the overall schedule can be revised, including the schedule for when the temporary closure of Correas Street will be taking place. The City apologizes for the delay and any inconvenience around this work. More information will be provided after the work resumes. See the original news release below.

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For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017


Contact: Brian Lee
City of Half Moon Bay
650-726-8284

Construction for Utility Undergrounding to Impact Correas Street

Including mid-October closure of Correas between Church & Purissima Streets


Half Moon Bay, CA - As part of the Half Moon Bay Underground Utility District (UUD), the overhead utility lines near the under-construction new Library are going underground, offering a great improvement to the aesthetics of the neighborhood. This work includes street trenching which will cause periodic traffic delays, and in mid-October will require the temporary closure of Correas Street.


Week of October 2, 2017: The contractor will set up traffic control and there will be periodic, short closures of Correas Street between Church Street and Purissima Street, as the initial work to prepare for utility undergrounding takes place.


NOTE: WORK POSTPONED - SEE REVISION ABOVE Week of October 16, 2017 (estimated): Correas Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians in order for the utility undergrounding to be completed. This closure is expected to continue through mid-December, 2017. During this closure, cars will still be allowed to enter and exit Cunha's parking lot on Church Street. The City is working with the school on a plan for student drop-off and pick-up that will decrease congestion at Church and Correas Streets.


The City apologizes for the additional noise, disruption, and traffic delays that this activity may cause, and appreciates the patience of neighbors, motorists, and pedestrians. It is best to avoid this area if possible - but when in the area, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution.


Updates on the Correas Street work, construction of the new Library, and other City projects are periodically posted online at www.hmbcity.com under "Projects." Community members can view the Library construction web cam here.


Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is www.hmbcity.com.


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